See also: Brack


Etymology 1Edit

From Dutch brak.


brack (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Salty or brackish water.
    • 1627: "The Moone-Calfe" by Michael Drayton
      The very earth to fill the hungry mawe;
      When they far'd best, they fed on Fearne and brack,

Etymology 2Edit

Compare Dutch braak.


brack (plural bracks)

  1. An opening caused by the parting of a solid body; a crack or breach.
    • c. 1624,, John Fletcher, A Wife for a Day, Act I, Scene 1,[1]
      You may find time out in eternity,
      Deceit and violence in heavenly Justice,
      Life in the grave, and death among the blessed,
      Ere stain or brack in her sweet reputation.
  2. A flaw in cloth.
    • 1677, Hannah Woolley, The Compleat Servant-Maid, London: T. Passinger, p. 164,[2]
      [] You must take care that all the bracks and rents in the Linen be duly mended.

Etymology 3Edit



brack (countable and uncountable, plural bracks)

  1. Barmbrack.

Further readingEdit



brack (third-person singular present brackin, present participle brackit, past brackit, past participle brackit)

  1. Doric form of brak (to break)
    Mind an da brack aat!
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)